Liverpool Edge Nearer to £18m Wing Wizard as Valencia Near Bankruptcy!

Transfer saga could be heading to a swift conclusion!

Sports - December 11, 2007

The Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez is ready to intensify his interest in Valencia’s David Silva, his negotiating position enhanced by the Spanish club’s diminishing prospects of selling their other prime asset, David Villa.

Valencia, a club in severe financial crisis, may be forced to reduce their initial £25m demand for Silva, which put Benitez off in May and the manager will be able to offer the entire amount up front if Real Madrid adhere to his own demands that their £30m-plus outlay on Xabi Alonso comes in one upfront payment, as did their £80m to Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo. (The Independent)

Bad news for one invariably turns out to be good for another and this could well be the case with the hunt for David Silva. Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is a big admirer of the adaptable attacker and has been to Valencia to talk to a player he knows all to well from his days as the boss of the La Liga side.

Now that the financial crippled club has not managed to get the asking price they wanted for David Villa, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid looking elsewhere for quality striking options, they are forced to consider lowering their valuation on Silva in order to make ends meet. The club already lost impressive defender Raul Albiol but need to offload more stars in order to survive.

The 23 year old Spanish international has been at the Mestalla since he was a small boy and will be unhappy to leave in such a manner but clearly it’s probably in his best interests of his individual career progression and for the club itself. He could fit in well at Anfield where he could either be used as an out and out winger or behind the striker in the ‘hole’.

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